Sea Monkeys? In Nevada?

Red Rocks' tinaja (water pocket) fact #357:

If you don't see Desert bighorn sheep drinking water from a tinaja,
you might see myriad shrimp swishing around in there.
The shrimp are related to the famous "sea monkeys" (also known
as brine shrimp), and they can survive long periods without
water. Their eggs, like the seeds of plants, are able to survive
for years of drought, waiting in the dust until life-giving
rain falls.

"Dust in the wind, all we are is dust in the wind!"

Photo taken in NV's Red Rocks Calico Tanks area.
(March 16, 2008) (Elevation = 1,524 meters)


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lcarreau - Jun 28, 2008 2:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: good photo

Nope, I'll have to check it out the next time
I visit the library! When I visited the
Mohave Desert, I found several places
(in limestone) where caves might be forming.

We've always had plenty of water here in
central AZ, but I don't believe in having to
take care of a lawn - too much work and too
much watering!! THANKS for your comment/vote!


BigJordan - Jun 28, 2008 3:26 am - Voted 10/10

Well big L...

looks like you've done it again, you've composed a real beauty here in this one.


lcarreau - Jun 28, 2008 10:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Well big L...

Yeah, fortunately I had time to wander around
in the desert. I really like the recent fotos
that you took at Yosemite! I was at Cathedral
Peak in 1989; that's always my first stop after heading over Tioga Pass.

When the price of gasoline goes down (in the
BIG CA), I plan to head out that way again!!


Azra - Jun 28, 2008 7:03 pm - Voted 10/10


Beautiful photo!
Thank you for posting!
Best regards¨!


lcarreau - Jun 28, 2008 7:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations!

Well ... Azra! In my mind, this small area
of the vast Mojave Desert somehow resembles ...
the 'Karst' region of central Europe!

But, we probably have a few more species of
cactus and rattlesnakes over here! Take care!!


Noondueler - Oct 9, 2008 10:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot!

Lot's of interesting strata in this mind blowing view!


lcarreau - Oct 9, 2008 10:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot!

Thanks - yeah, where is everybody on Summitpost??

I'm not getting a whole lot of response ...
perhaps people are outside enjoying Autumn
leaves and Football games???

Strata is strictly a matter of taste. I sure
like your Sierra photos; sorry to hear about
the devastating "rockfall" in Yosemite.



wmeier - Nov 10, 2008 11:28 pm - Voted 10/10


I am not much of a photographer, but I do appreciate beautiful pictures. Very nice!


lcarreau - Nov 10, 2008 11:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Gorgeous!

Thanks - you're probably more of a photographer
than you think you are! Appreciation lies in
the eye of the beholder, and the beholder lies
in the eyes of Summitpost.

Now, I must lie down and go to bed.


Noondueler - Dec 3, 2008 11:44 pm - Voted 10/10

A real multitude...

... of strata far and near!


lcarreau - Dec 3, 2008 11:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: A real multitude...

Hey, thanks man! I really love your cat photo.
Yes, there's a lot to see out there, and as
one longtime SP-member has eloquently put it:

So many mountains, so little time ...


TyeDyeTwins - Nov 18, 2009 10:08 am - Voted 10/10

At first......

At first glance I thought there was snow. Guess I was daydreaming again. Still a beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing Larry.


lcarreau - Nov 18, 2009 12:44 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: At first......

Being raised in northern Utah, I thought it
was snow also - (actually, it's a type of
white sandstone found in southern Nevada.

Now, ya got me thinking the reason why this
picture got so many votes is because people
guess it might be snow. : )

Daydreaming is a suitable activity, especially if you're wandering 'round in a
desert far from snow.


TyeDyeTwins - Nov 18, 2009 11:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Would you.....

Would you mind if I added this one to my new album "Unusual Images"?


lcarreau - Nov 19, 2009 12:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Would you.....

Go right ahead! I'm going to hit the hay.

Consider it done!


TimB - Dec 16, 2010 6:18 pm - Voted 10/10


A great variety of colors in that photo.
Looks almost like a scene from an SF movie.


lcarreau - Dec 16, 2010 7:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: lcarreau

Thanks, Tim!

The desert is a magical place, but sometimes
it can chew you up and spit you out.

And then you're lying on the ground,
wondering why you came in the first place.

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